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You know you're a nurse if... You've been telling stories in a restaurant and had someone at another table throw up. (share and add your own below)... Read More


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    Quote from poetnyouknowit
    You wash your hands before ​going to the bathroom, as well as after.
    Oh my gosh I feel so legit now- I totally do that! Who needs NCLEX, by this board I am already a nurse. Hahaha!
    Hadassah16, NF_eyenurse, MedChica, and 3 others like this.
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    I swore - when I became a nurse I would never EVER wear scrubs outside of work. I was planning an out of town trip and almost all that I packed were scrubs!
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    When you look like Columbo--patting every pocket looking for the vitals list--while muttering "I know I have it here somewhere". (you have to be older to get this one
    Kipahni, ChristineN, rikkitikki, and 21 others like this.
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    When you do foot assessments on fellow customers at the grocery store... Foot care people!

    You purchase hand soap compulsively (I think my boyfriend is going to buy me a bulk amount for my birthday...)

    You hide the salt shakers... from your family... and then teach them about negative effects of salt on BP.

    EVERYONE asks you for medical advice. And many address you as "doctor"....

    You assess your veins to determine the level of dehydration you have reached.


    And finally...

    No paycheck amount could ever compare to the amazing sense of pride you can only achieve by being a NURSE
    Last edit by eatmysoxRN on Apr 29, '12 : Reason: Typo
    Nightowl_lpn, NF_eyenurse, aachavez, and 13 others like this.
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    You adjust the slings on total strangers' arms, while out shopping.
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    When someone, anyone, tells you that something hurts you ask them to rate their pain on a scale of 1-10!
    meme12, Ella26, anashenwrath, and 11 others like this.
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    You yell at your husband in the middle of the night because you dreamt that he was a kiddo on your shift that just extubated himself! True story-my husband looked at me like he wanted a divorce lol
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    Quote from Dazglue
    When you start to worry if your patient hasn't urinated in a few hours, but you've gone almost the entire shift without making it to the restroom and you are excited that you have broken your own record!
    There was a member that called that good time management.....Mela something....
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    While at a Revolutionary War re-enactment at Williamsburg, you go to the circa 1770 hospital and find yourself reflexively sorting the surgical tools and turning the handles toward you.

    At the same re-enactment, one of the people holds up a small slender copper straw with holes at the end to ask if anyone can guess what it is, and you say, "looks like about an 8 French Foley to me." And you're right. *owwww*

    You look at the re-enactors portraying a smallpox victim, and you automatically start looking for PPE.
    Kipahni, ChristineN, silverbat, and 8 others like this.
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    Quote from qestout
    When you look like Columbo--patting every pocket looking for the vitals list--while muttering "I know I have it here somewhere". (you have to be older to get this one
    I resemble that remark.....
    poppycat, silverbat, jelly221,RN, and 1 other like this.


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